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Butterdragon Hill

This 7 acre vineyard is located on the hillside above Highway 29 in the Napa Valley in the St Helena appellation. It is planted with 87 rows of Cabernet clones 337, 7, and 15 and 3 rows of Merlot. It is owned by Match Vineyards and is currently farmed by Jim Barbour.

From Mtch website on 2/2/13:

Butterdragon Hill comprises eight acres farmed by Jim Barbour and the experts at Barbour Vineyards. Give these guys and gals a piece of Napa Valley hillside and they’ll plant it with an extremely narrow 3×5 spacing and then stingily give it water by the teaspoonful until the grapes seem to cry out for relief. The grapes may not be “happy” but those droopy faces provide sophisticated flavors from lush, succulent wines.

Butterdragon Hill is located on the western side of the Napa Valley above Highway 29, just a couple of miles north of St. Helena. This vineyard was planted in 2000 with green bench grafts of Cabernet Sauvignon clones 337, 7, and 15 plus a small amount of Merlot. Its first vintage, the 2002 was released in Spring 2005.

Last edited on 2/2/2013 by PSUSteve

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